Kinoko means ‘mushroom’ and yama means ‘mountain’ in Japanese. The label calls it a ‘chocolate snack’ (チョコレートスナック菓子) though I’ve heard it referred to in English as a ‘cracker’ or ‘cookie’ too. Each mushroom is a chocolate-topped biscuit stick.
キノコの傘部分はミルクチョコレートとビターチョコレートの二層式になっており、柄の部分はビスケットである。The mushroom top is two layers consisting of milk chocolate and bitter (?) chocolate, while the mushroom stem is biscuit.
CHOCOLATE part: sugar, cacao mass, whole milk powder, paml oil, shea nut oil, cocoa butter, lactose, nonfat dry milk, soya lecithin and artificial flavor.
BISCUIT part: wheat flour, shortening, sugar, fresh cream powder, salt, malt extract, dextrin, yeast, malt, sodium bicarbonate, soya lecithin, artificial flavor.
ALLERGY INFORMATION: contains milk, wheat and soybean.
UPC 0 74410 65879 3. Item No. 65879
The box contains 3.13 ounces (89 grams) of these chocolate-topped biscuit goodies. Ideally, a serving size is 1.05 ounces (30 grams), which contains 10 grams of fat (4 grams saturated, no trans fat) and 170 calories. It’s hard though not to finish the whole box of three servings in one sitting.
Kinoko no Yama was first manufactured by the Japanese confectionery company Meij Seika Kaisha 明治製菓株式会社 in 1975. It is a PRODUCT OF JAPAN distributed in the United States by the Nishimoto Trading Company.